Hepatitis C

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What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a viral disease that leads to inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus transmitted primarily by contaminated blood and is often associated with transfusion and IV drug abuse. However, in some case the source of hepatitis C is unknown.

What is it like to have Hepatitis C?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Hepatitis C and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Copegus, Rebetol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(PegIntron, PegIntron Redipen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Sovaldi)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Pegasys)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Endone, OxyIR, OxyNEO) 9 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
0
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Data from patients with Hepatitis C, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Hepatitis C

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Copegus, Rebetol)
How many have tried
16
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Anemia Bowel urgency 8 more
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(PegIntron, PegIntron Redipen)
How many have tried
9
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Suicidal ideation
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Sovaldi)
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Headaches
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Pegasys)
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Bone Pain Depressed mood 8 more
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Horrifying nightmares
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Endone, OxyIR, OxyNEO) 9 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Hyperness
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Cognitive impairment
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
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Data from patients with Hepatitis C, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hepatitis C on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 37
30s 57
40s 89
50s 195
60s 144
70+ 18

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

55% Females
45% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 44
30-39 years 42
40-49 years 53
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 356
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from Hepatitis C patients who have completed their condition history
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